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Top Ten Favorite Books/Series

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With the start of a new year, a good goal is reading for your own entertainment. If reading is already one of your hobbies, try to reread one of your favorite books!

Here is a list of ten of my favorite books/series.

The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Favorite Books

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Mayer

Favorite Books

Follow Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles from the beginning with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest: Levana’s Story, Stars Above (a collection of stories set in the Lunar Chronicles universe), and the epic conclusion, Winter.

Looking for Alaska by John Greene

. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Oscar-winning film Charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius…and introduces him to heartache.

Any Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series has been hailed as “one for the ages” by Stephen King and “a spellbinding saga’ by USA Today. And most recently, The New York Times called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the “fastest selling book in history.” This is the ultimate Harry Potter collection for Harry Potter fans of all ages!

The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow, a lowly Red in a world of red-blooded laborers and silver-blooded elites, thought she knew what her future held. But when she learns that her red blood has been disguising a secret ability, one usually reserved only for Silvers, her life is turned upside down.

The 5th Wave Series by Rick Yancey

Cassie finds herself in a world devastated by alien attack, desperate to save herself and find her lost brother. As the onslaught from the Others—the beings that look human and kill anyone they see—continues, Cassie’s mission is to stay alone and stay alive

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The chance to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare.

Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

My Favorite Books

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

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Even if you can’t get to the library, if you have a library card you can find some of these for free on Hoopla, or you can always buy digital copies on

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  • Liana Mozee

    I love Flowers for Algernon!! I will be reading these top picks by you for sure!

    February 2, 2020 at 11:32 pm
  • Sela

    Great recommendations! I love learning about books in the new year. I love Looking for Alaska as well!

    February 3, 2020 at 4:21 am
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